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Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
Mary Gaunt : An Australian Identity Bronwen Hickman , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 158 2000; (p. 58-62)
Water, Gold and Honey : A Discussion of Kirkham's Find Dorothy Jones , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Debutante Nation : Feminism Contests the 1890s 1993; (p. 175-184; notes 242)
Paperbacks Hope Hewitt , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 January 1989; (p. 21)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel
New Books and New Editions 1897 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Town and Country Journal , 13 November vol. 55 no. 1449 1897; (p. 43)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel
Incisive Nugget from Victorian Mother Lode Margaret McClusky , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 November 1988; (p. 9)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel ; A Distant Island Nancy Cato , 1988 single work novel
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 September 1988; (p. 76)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel
Heroine Finds Bees the Answer Sue Roff , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 3 no. 1 1989; (p. 34)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel
Paperbacks Hope Hewitt , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 January 1989; (p. 21)

— Review of Kirkham's Find Mary Gaunt , 1897 single work novel
Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
Mary Gaunt and the Modern Waning of Affect Elizabeth McMahon , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 12 no. 1 2012;
'Prolific author and inveterate traveller Mary Gaunt (1865-1942) embodied and enacted her ideal of the enterprising white colonial woman in her three texts on Jamaica, including two works of non-fiction: a history titled Where the Twain Meet (1920); a travel book titled In Jamaica: Reflections (1932), and one historical novel titled Harmony (1933). The white colonial subject she celebrates is, in her view, best equipped to exploit the unrealised potential of Jamaica because of her particular mobility through the metropole and across the dominions of empire. This mobility also situates the colonial in time as a resolutely modern subject, one who is not locked in the past but attuned to the present and the future.

This paper argues, however, that the colonial's seeming capacity to align the spaces and times of modernity is arrested in Gaunt's writing by her performance of disregulated affect and a failure of sympathy. Her writing explicitly constructs a writing subject caught between the conventions of literary transport and the actual transport of her travels in ways that position her as too close to, or too distant from, people and place. This paper will first identify a range of these misalignments in Gaunt's work and then consider them as indicative of a dilemma at the heart of modern fiction, and of the reading subject of modernity more generally.' (Author's abstract)
[Review] Kirkham's Find [et al] 1897 single work review criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 20 November vol. 18 no. 927 1897; (p. 2)
Canon to the Right of Us, Canon to the Left of Us Dorothy Jones , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer no. 17 1989; (p. 69-79)
Mary Gaunt : An Australian Identity Bronwen Hickman , 2000 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 158 2000; (p. 58-62)
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Subjects:
  • Ballarat, Ballarat area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
  • Warrnambool, Warrnambool area, Western District, Victoria,
  • Northern Territory,
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  • 1890s
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